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Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 10000RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache (WD1000DHTZ)
8.3 out of 10

Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 10000RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache (WD1000DHTZ)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 10000RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache (WD1000DHTZ)

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Overall 6
6.0

When it isn't DOA it's great

Fletcher S., Newegg
9 December 2014
  • Pros: So I'm giving 3 stars because the first drive was DOA, other one works great.
  • Cons: Not SSD speed, but much better than 7200RPM
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Overall 6
6.0

Sector sizes not compatible

krunal k., Newegg
12 September 2014
  • Summary: I had to stick to my 300gb velociraotpr and use this 1Tb as additional storage that I did not need.
  • Pros: Nice drive for day to day use, a good alternative to ssd. although questionably.
  • Cons: Sector sizes are not compatible with MS SQLServer
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Overall 6
6.0

So far, ok, with one caveat

James L., Newegg
27 June 2014
  • Pros: It's faster than a 7,200 rpm drive, and this is where all my Steam games are installed as my boot SSD isn't big enough for ALL the games. Also good for pulling a ton of photos together in Adobe Lightroom and generally quicker in folder view, compared to my previous 1tb WD 7,200 drive.
  • Cons: Biggest caveat I have for this drive is now long-term health. I've discovered a bad sector (a single one) in the drive that refuses to go away. I've read all the "one bad sector and it's only downhill from there" comments. Not a single one of my other internal drives have a single bad sector (som...
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Overall 6
6.0

Advertised as a 2.5 inch, it really is a 3.5 inch

Carl Dinse, Amazon
4 February 2014
  • Summary: Not until after I received this hard drive did I realize it isn't really a 2.5inch drive. It is inside of a special heatsink that fits in 3.5 inch bays, however it voids the warranty if you remove the hard drive from the heatsink.
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Overall 6
6.0

Noisiest Drive Ever

Jeannine H., Newegg
19 May 2013
  • Pros: Yup, it's 10,000 RPM and it's fast. Haven't run any benchmarks yet, but can definitely see the difference between it and my old SATA 2 500 GB WD Black drive.
  • Cons: This is the noisiest drive I've own since 2004. I though once I left behind my ancient old 160 GB drive from an HP computer, I wouldn't have to listen to this racket again. I was trying to strike a balance between needing 1 TB of storage, some extra speed and not having to sell my firstborn for a...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Brenda_T, NCIX.com
26 March 2013
  • Summary: Western Digital delivers reliable storage, as always, but my Velociraptor makes a crunchy sound and occasionally a chirping sound. from what i've read this is pretty common with these, and some people actually like the sound. Works great though.
  • Pros: reliable, fast
  • Cons: noisy
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent

David B., Newegg
4 March 2013
  • Summary: These drives are good, but because of access times an SSD is a lot better for a boot drive, and it doesn't need to be a huge capacity SSD. After the SSD and a DVD drive you have limited amounts of connections left and if you have a computer with lots of media then a 1 TB drive just doesn't cut it...
  • Pros: Fast for a mechanical drive. Cool.
  • Cons: Small storage space for a mechanical drive.
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